Oh look, it’s Jack Johnson. My review notes for this album rather inevitably include the following: slide guitar, strumming, nice melody, “ukulele or capoed guitar?” and “Is he stoned?”. So, Jack is seemingly here to tell you it’s all good, brah.Read More
Blues maestro Walter Trout returns with a fourteen track stomper of an album showcasing the finest blues known to man. Aided by a stellar cast of respected musicians (John Mayall himself makes an appearance), Trout rings a lot of mileage out of the classic blues structure.Read More
Mogwai are now nearing their quarter century. They’ve done the live album, the art installations, the TV show soundtrack, and even followed Zidane for a football match. Hell, Auto Rock almost made Miami Vice watchable. However, they’re also at the stage where any new work risks either sounding like self-parody, more-of-the-same, or pretty much like contemporary output from those they influenced. Thankfully, ninth studio album Every Country’s Sun mostly lands in the square marked “same old”. With Mogwai, that isn’t a pejorative statement.Read More
“Listen, you – for want of a better term – English c*nt”, Frankie Boyle bellows in the direction of the RP-inflected trolling of a tipsy heckler. “I hope that when the rapist enters you is the same time you realise that the cancer has come back”.Read More
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